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International tourism exhibition kicks off in Azerbaijan

Baku. Nijat Mustafayev - APA-ECONOMICS. 10th Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair (AITF 2011) and II All-Russia Internal Tourism Exhibitions have kicked off in Baku by the organization of Iteca Caspian company – exclusive partner of Great Britain’s ITE Group company.
Delivering keynote speech at the event Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev said that fulfillment of 6-year state program on development of tourism had already been started.

To him, last year, number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan were more than 1.5 mln, number of hotels functioning in the country hit 500: “Places has increased by 3 times to 35 000 within last 3 years. 6 new 5-star hotels will be opened early next year. I hope that tourism sphere will develop more and become inseparable part of our economy”.

ITE Group company’s executive director Edward Strun said that our purpose was to increase number of event participants: “This year, number of participants increased more than 20%”.

Note that, 230 companies of 24 countries representing 61 routes are attending the exhibitions to last until April 30. Within the framework of the exhibition several presentations will be held, seminars for specialists functioning in tourism sphere will be organized.








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